Born: 1806-07-21 Greensburg, Kentucky
Died: 1869-07-03 Lexington, Kentucky
Buckner attended New Athens Seminary. He studied law, earned admittance to the bar, and started a practice in Greensburg. Buckner won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving from 1842 to 1843. As a Whig, he won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1847 to 1849, alongside Abraham Lincoln. He was unsuccessful in 1848 for reelection. Buckner moved to Saint Louis, Missouri and continued practicing law. He returned to Lexington, Kentucky in 1864 and remained there until his death.
Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 736; Gravestone, Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY.